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About Data    |   May 4, 2016   |   By Stewart Harper

How to Move Data in the Cloud with APIs

It is now a case of ‘survival of the fittest’ for web services. APIs give you the ability to migrate data and build integrated systems so you can take advantage of services with new functionality or lower costs. This flexibility keeps cloud companies on their toes, and means you can use the best services for your […]

Author:
Stewart Harper
FME
About FME    |   May 3, 2016   |   By Mark Ireland

FME 2016.1 New Features: Junctions and Tunnels

Perhaps two of the most important recent additions to the FME Workbench authoring interface were junctions and hidden connections (aka tunnels).

We’ve talked a lot about these during the world tour and in social media, but I’m going to cover them once more. That’s because not only might these functions be hard to find, there are some specific use cases that you might not have considered. Also, explanation is required because “hidden connections” and “tunnels” are not exactly the same thing…

Author:
Mark Ireland
DATA
About Data    |   April 27, 2016   |   By Stewart Harper

APIs: What They Are & Why They Matter for Your Data

APIs are revolutionizing the way we share and access data. By allowing web services to communicate with each other and existing business systems, APIs drill through data silos and open up huge possibilities for data integration. In this series, we’ll walk through what APIs are, why they should be at the center of your data […]

Author:
Stewart Harper
FME
About FME    |   April 26, 2016   |   By Tiana Warner

FME 2016.1 Launch: It’s Awesome.

FME 2016.1 is here! Download now. Each FME release, we compile a “What’s Great” doc with all the technical details of what’s new. When I had a look at the list this time around, I was amazed. What is great in FME 2016.1? Everything. In fact, I’ll steal a note from the LEGO movie and say […]

Author:
Tiana Warner
USER
About Our Customers    |   April 22, 2016   |   By Tiana Warner

Recap: FME World Tour hits Madrid, Spain

We’ve been giving you plenty of social media updates and recaps of the North American FME World Tour 2016 stops, but are you wondering what the international leg of the FMEWT is like? Today’s guest blogger, Eric van Rees, gives us a run-down of the FME World Tour in Madrid, Spain. * Safe Software’s FME World Tour meets various goals at once: […]

Author:
Tiana Warner
USER
About Our Customers    |   April 21, 2016   |   By Robyn Jones

Data On the Fly: SFU’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Team

Students from Simon Fraser University are battling it out to build the best UAV for real-world competition scenarios. Safe Software is excited to sponsor these up-and-coming software developers, designers, and engineers. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technology is revolutionizing the way we capture imagery and data. Because UAVs do not require pilots, they can be flown in […]

Author:
Robyn Jones
FME
About FME    |   April 20, 2016   |   By Mark Ireland

FME 2016.1 New Feature: Workspaces Built to Order

With the FME World Tour well under way, and FME coin photos starting to appear all over the map, it’s time to cover a few of the new features available in FME2016.1.

This article is going to cover something I never thought would be possible: the ordering of operations in a workspace.

Author:
Mark Ireland
FME
About FME    |   April 6, 2016   |   By Tiana Warner

Recap: FME World Tour 2016 Kickoff in Vancouver

The FME World Tour 2016 kicked off today in Vancouver, BC, opening with a keynote from our co-founders Don Murray and Dale Lutz. They showed off some amazing new features in FME 2016.1, a release that proves to be just as exciting as a major FME “.0” release. No FMEWT Kickoff would be complete without […]

Author:
Tiana Warner
FME
About FME    |   March 31, 2016   |   By Mark Ireland

FME 2016 Use Case: Performance Tuning

I recently finished updating the FME Desktop training for 2016. The Performance chapter in the advanced manual is always one of the most difficult to put together, but also the most rewarding. It shows how just a few small changes can make a huge difference to a workspace.

This post is just a very quick overview of that chapter, showing the exercise we cover, what changes we make, and how much its performance improves. The results? Incredible!

Author:
Mark Ireland